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The Gull Force Memorial Project was conceived in the mid 1990`s to provide a tangible, meaningful project that would build on the original reasons for developing the sister city relationship between Darwin and Haikou. The project was concluded in 2003 when two sister commemorative plaques were laid in honour of the men and women, who suffered in captivity at the hands of the Japanese in World War Two on Hainan Island.
The Gull Force, 266 Australian soldiers, fell into the hands of the Japanese while defending Ambon and were relocated to a Prisoner of War (POW) camp to work as slave labour on Hainan Island from 1942 to 1945.
|Address:||The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.466667|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 5th July, 2003|